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October 2, 2012

County burn ban lifted

The burn ban for Mayes County has been lifted. Mayes County Emergency Management Director Johnny Janzen told Mayes County Commissioners Monday the burn ban has been lifted for most of Northeast Oklahoma, but there are still about 30 counties who are under the ban. Janzen said there is no longer a need in Mayes County, but emergency management asks anyone who plans to burn to call the fire department or dispatch and let them know about the burn, so they aren’t receiving false calls.

In other business, the commissioners:

• Approved an independent contractor agreement for Service Master Elite for the health department. The health department uses Service Master for the janitorial work.

• Tabled bids for new graders until the next meeting.

• Approved Department of Transportation County Improvements for Roads and Bridges Project Agreement and Resolution for a bridge over Pryor Creek on EW50, approximately one mile west of Highway 69.

• Approved a letter written by Mayes County Clerk Rita Littlefield to the county clarifying receiving officers requirements for the officers.

• Approved appropriations of the T-County Highway Fund. District 1 received $215,112.93, District 2 received $76,255.36, and District 3 received $99,069.53; totaling $290,437.82.

• Approved the appropriation of cash accounts.

• Approved utility crossings.

• Approved consideration of claims for payment.

• Approved the request for blanket purchase orders.

The next regularly scheduled meeting of the Mayes County Commission is 9:30 a.m., Oct. 10, at the Mayes County Courthouse.

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